Christi – Losing a sponsor, living with a normie spouse and dealing with a child in addiction

Welcome to Odaat Chat, my name is Arlina and I’ll be your host.

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In case you are wondering, the purpose of podcast is to clear up a lot of misconceptions about addiction and recovery, but to also to share the teachers, ideas and exercises that have helped me on my own journey over the last 22 years that fall outside the parameters of 12 step groups.

Today I would like to share a book called “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. This is actually a very practical book that can act as a moral compass that also provides a way to maintain emotional balance. Let’s face it, we all could use more of that, am I right??

The for agreements are:

1 Be impeccable with your word

  1. Don’t Take Anything Personally
  2. Don’t Make Assumptions
  3. Always Do Your Best

I know when I am upset about something, these 4 agreements are a quick way to help me find peace and balance. I could do a whole episode just talking about this book, and maybe if there’s enough interest, we will do that. Just let me know on the blog.

In this episode I’ll be talking with Christi who shares what it was like to lose a sponsor to a tragic accident, living with a “normie” spouse, and dealing with a child in addiction. Christi is a strong beautiful woman with a powerful message and I am grateful to call her my friend.

There will be show notes on the website and an opportunity for you to leave comments and feedback.

Peace & Love,


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